How to Come out as a Bisexual Lizard Person

By JESSICA JIN You’re a straight human. Straight-A, straight Asian, straight hair. You hear people talk about the lesbian in your high school class like they’re whispering through a mosquito screen. “I saw her with her girlfriend at Starbucks,” someone on the other side of the bathroom stall says. “You know she doesn’t even tuck her tail into her skirt? It’s like she wants other people to see.” You are uncomfortable, but only in the way that you feel when you can’t remember something that hasn’t happened yet. You know you like some things about high school—first period Lit class, …

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Not Your Dragon Lady, But Dragons Are Still Pretty Cool

So you’ve probably all heard about the MPDG trope in modern media, or the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. She who mysteriously drops into the ordinary main character’s run-of-the-mill life, destroying every convention he held to be true with one stomp of her Doc Martens, flashing mischievous looks at him through her haphazardly arranged bright-blue bangs, who is the Interesting Girl, who smokes clove cigarettes and says valid shit like “Kerouac’s a filthy misogynist” and “do you ever think about how futile seasons are?” Unworthy Main Character is suddenly thrown into a whirlwind of character growth, and then the plot device …

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